All traditional undergraduate students must complete the check-in/registration process in Derthick Hall on August 19-20. Returning M.Ed., MSC and MSOT students are not required to attend registration but should have their student accounts settled prior to the first day of class on August 21.

The registration schedule is below. At registration students may make schedule changes, register vehicles, complete Intent to Graduate forms, meet with a representative of Student Financial Services, take care of financial obligations, and confirm work-study assignments. In addition, students may submit the completed Health and Immunization Record OR submit proof of required immunizations.

You must come to check-in/registration, even if you have already registered. Registered students who have not completed the financial aid process will be dropped from courses on the last day of the drop/add period. Check with your Student Financial Services counselor today to see what you need to do!

A $100 re-enrollment fee will be assessed to all students whose registrations are purged and who must re-register for classes.  All financial issues will have to be addressed satisfactorily before a student will be able to re-register for classes.

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  • Fall 2013: September 3, 2013
  • Spring 2014: January 29, 2014

Registration Schedule

 Undergraduate Students

Monday, August 19
Sophomores A - M 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Sophomores N – Z 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Juniors** A – M 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Juniors** N – Z 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20
Seniors A - M 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seniors N - Z 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Incoming students A - H 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Incoming students   I - P 2:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Incoming students   R - Z 3:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Incoming M.Ed., MSC and MSOT students

ADCP, MBA, and returning M.Ed., MSC and MSOT students are NOT required to complete the check-in process.
Monday, August 19 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Special Information for Transfer Students

Transfer students are evaluated for writing proficiency on the basis of an essay written during Welcome Week in August. Transfer students who have not completed a math class must also take a mathematics proficiency examination during orientation. Performance on these proficiency examinations determines placement in developmental studies courses. Students will be contacted during the summer regarding the exams they must complete.


Junior Exams

Rising juniors must complete the ETS Proficiency Profile and Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency exams on Monday, August 19, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Gregory Auditorium.  Please arrive at 8:15 for check-in AND bring a #2 pencil, a pen, and a basic function calculator.  Following the exams, we will celebrate with a free pizza lunch.

IMPORTANT: You will not be allowed to register or complete the check-in process without having taken these exams.  You will receive a ticket once you complete the exams which you must bring with you to register/check-in at Derthick Hall.

Please feel free to contact Cindy Wymer, Director of Testing, at 423.461.8415 or email her at with any questions.

Additional Info about the exams: These exams are given to freshmen and juniors on an alternating basis in order to evaluate student learning and institutional effectiveness.  These exams cover the information you have learned in writing, critical thinking, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  Your results will not affect your GPA or ability to graduate, but your scores will be reported to the Director of Student Success if it appears you might need remedial tutoring in a particular area.

Senior Exams

Seniors who plan to graduate in December 2013 must take Senior Majors Exams in Fall 2013 and those who plan to graduate in May 2014 must take their exams in Spring 2014. The Director of Testing will email students to schedule testing dates.

CLEP Exams

Computer-based CLEP examinations are offered by appointment. Call the Testing Office at 423.461.8415 to schedule an appointment. Credit for CLEP exams will not be granted after a student has earned a cumulative total of 64 hours of college credit. For a list of CLEP exams and required scores, see the table in the Testing Services section of the catalog. Requirements for exams are subject to change upon the recommendation of the Academic Committee.

Language Placement

Milligan College encourages any student who has taken a minimum of two years of high school French, German, or Spanish to take the language placement tests which are offered on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium in Hardin Hall. These tests will determine the level of language study for which you are prepared. Brush up on what you already know so that you might have the opportunity to enroll in the intermediate level rather than the elementary level. All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree must earn credit through the intermediate level of a language.

Self Service & Student Records

Students can view information about their academic record and student account in the college's student records database (Self-Service) using the i.d. and password assigned, along with their date of birth and system i.d. given to the students by the Information Technology department. Among the information available to the students are semester class schedules, the college catalog, mid-term and final grades, unofficial transcripts, and charges and credits to the student's account.

Parents who claim students as “dependent” for income tax purposes may view students' grades by either (1) the student sharing i.d. and password with parents, allowing the parents to view the academic records online, or (2) the student completing a FERPA form available on Milligan’s website (include hyperlink to the form) or in the Registrar's Office.  This form authorizes grades to be mailed to parents and/or other types of communication.

For additional information, contact the Registrar's Office at 423.461.8788.

Co-Op Classes at ETSU

Students who preregistered for classes at ETSU are reminded that they begin on August 24. You must be there for the first class session. ETSU's fall break falls on October 14-15. You are expected to attend ETSU classes during Milligan's fall break (scheduled for October 10-11). If you decide not to take the class for which you preregistered, you MUST go to the Registrar's Office to withdraw. ETSU hours must be approved by completing an ETSU co-op request form (available in the Registrar's Office).

Off-Campus Programs

Because Milligan College is a member of the CCCU, a national association of over 100 Christian colleges and universities, numerous off-campus learning opportunities are available. These include:

  • American Studies Program in Washington, D.C.
  • Australia Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia
  • China Studies Program in Xiamen, China
  • Contemporary Music Center in Nashville
  • India Studies Program in Coimbatore, Tamil Nad
  • Latin American Studies Program in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Los Angeles Film Studies Center
  • Oxford Summer Programme
  • Scholars' Semester in Oxford
  • Middle East Studies Program in Jerusalem, Israel
  • Uganda Studies Program in Kampala, Uganda
  • Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.  

Endorsed by the CCCU, the International Business Institute, available to Business Administration majors, provides a summer opportunity to study international business.

Besides the CCCU programs, Milligan College offers the Humanities Summer Study Tour. In addition, through an agreement with CAPA International Education, Milligan offers the PCCIS Semester and Summer programs in London.  Classes are held on the campus of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, part of the University of London.

Milligan also partners with the Disney College Program in Orlando, FL, which offers business and hospitality courses alongside experiential learning.   

Information and application materials are available in the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act

Information relative to the Federal “Student Right to Know Campus Security Act” (Public Law 101-542), Federal “Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act” and Tennessee “College and University Security Information Act” is available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Development. This information includes campus crime statistics, Campus Security policies and procedures, and a drug-free campus policy statement.

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